Category Archives: Growth

A Prescriptive Process for ‘Make vs. Buy’ Decisions

You are about to develop a new product (or service, or process). However, your company may not have the skills or intellectual property to develop a part of it, so you are faced with the classic 'Make vs. Buy' decision. Do you have your own people develop that part, or do you use an external company for that?

Report Tracks Progress In Building Digital Economies

There are precious few countries on earth that aren’t trying to develop innovative, digital economies, but a recent report from Tufts University highlights the varying progress made towards that goal around the world. For instance, Singapore, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia (more here), Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel are identified ...

Don’t Forget to Plan Your Exit

Simple question for you. What are your ambitions for your business? Simple, right? Why then do so many entrepreneurs and leaders of growing business have such a tough time answering it? It's always the first question I ask of the leaders I work with. Most often the response feels as though it hasn't been thought out; never even been considered. I usually get ...

2017 Interbrand Breakthrough Brands [Report]

40 brands, 7 trends, global insights...In this 2017 Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, you'll find the 40 startups and upstarts changing the world and discover the key trends they're driving. Each brand's growth trajectory is mapped in striking data-driven visualizations, and you'll see where some of last year's Breakthroughs are today. Global experts also weigh in on the unique challenges, growth opportunities, and rising brands in their regions.

Going Global Cheaper: Ways to Reduce Cost Abroad

It’s safe to say that growing your business takes more than time and passion; it also requires a sizeable amount of capital to get it going. This can get pretty expensive, especially if you’re planning to move into a new country. Thankfully, advances in technology and the Internet have made it easier than ever to save ...

The Trichotomy: Dual Corporate Innovation and Transformation

Here is a chart, shown by Scott Anthony from Innosight during a worthwhile talk on Dual Transformation. It puts in a nutshell what he refers to as the "hardest challenge in business today". The chart greatly captures the fact that dual transformation involves three distinct playing fields...

How Experian Built a Disruptive Data Business

When Eric Haller graduated with a degree in finance from San Diego State University in 1990, he didn’t have any clear idea of what he wanted to do. If he was on the east coast, he probably would have gone to work at an investment bank, but he ended up taking a job as a statistical analyst at Visa in Foster City, and would later say that it was a case of being in the right place at the right time.